For women and men who live in Orange County, the beginning signs of aging can be distressing. Fine lines appear on your forehead, beside your eyes, and around your mouth. Your checks may sag and eyelids may droop.
Over time, these lines form moderate to severe wrinkles which, combined with the loss of volume on your face, can make you feel self-conscious and negatively impact your self-esteem. While a traditional facelift involves making long-lasting changes to the skin and its underlying tissues, a liquid facelift uses temporary dermal fillers and relaxers to add volume and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
This noninvasive facial rejuvenation procedure is ideal for patients who aren't ready to commit to surgery, but still, want to achieve a refreshed and youthful appearance.
At the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery in Orange County, CA, plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati is guided by his years of experience to create a natural-looking outcome. Call our cosmetic practice today to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Although plastic surgery is the best long-term solution to the aging process, it is also expensive, invasive and time-consuming.
A liquid facelift is also known as a nonsurgical facelift may be the ideal choice if you don’t have the time or resources for a traditional facelift or too young for a facelift. During a liquid facelift, Dr. Kevin Sadati – an expert in plastic and reconstructive surgery -- will inject liquid fillers into your face to help camouflage the initial signs of aging. A liquid facelift combines wrinkle fillers with wrinkle relaxers to create a younger, smoother appearance.
Wrinkle fillers (injectable dermal fillers) such as Restylane®, Radiesse®, Juvéderm®, and Sculptra® are injected into the skin to plump up and fill in hollow areas. This is commonly used for under the eyes, in the cheeks, nasolabial folds, and lips. Wrinkle relaxers such as BOTOX® or Dysport® are injected to relax the muscles under the skin and helps reduce wrinkles on the surface. Common areas for these products include forehead lines, Crow’s feet, and laugh lines.
A liquid facelift is a highly individualized process that can make changes to your forehead, eyes, cheeks, nasal furrows, mouth, chin and neck. Dr. Sadati will advise you honestly about whether a liquid facelift is your best option or if another procedure would better meet your needs.
Dr. Sadati believes in patient education. He will discuss your procedure in detail, describe the fillers that will be used, and answer all of your questions. Prior to treatment, Dr. Sadati will assess various aspects of your face and make marks directly on your skin to note where the injection sites will be. The face will be cleansed and a local anesthetic will be applied to help numb the top layer of skin. Using a syringe with a fine needle, the product will be injected into the marked areas until the desired fullness has been achieved. Most patients are very pleased with their results and often continue to get more injections as needed. While this will vary by product, most will produce results lasting from 3 - 12 months.
All wrinkle relaxers and fillers on the market today are FDA approved and safe to use. It is important to discuss the differences between each product so that a precise treatment plan can be formulated to meet your specific goals. Dr. Kevin Sadati has been performing liquid facelifts in his Orange County office for decades. He believes that a liquid facelift is a good option for patients who want to look younger without the stress of surgery. Liquid fillers help to bring life back into a person's face while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The results following a liquid facelift can last months to one year depending on the products used. Some treatments such as BOTOX® typically last 3 – 4 months, while others last much longer. It is very common for patients to come back time and time again for repeat injections. These patients feel that the benefits and results still outweigh having a surgical procedure.
The results of a liquid facelift are highly dependent on the skill of the surgeon. Not only must the surgeon understand which filler will provide the best result, they must have a deep understanding of facial anatomy so that they can properly place the injection(s). A few millimeters of difference in the injection site (or depth) can mean the difference between a positive and negative outcome!
Injectable fillers and muscle relaxers are used in combination to create stunning results. Some patients may also consider skin rejuvenation with chemical peels, HydraFacial MD, and dermaplaning to add to surface results. These procedures help to decrease skin irregularities such as blemishes, scars, sun damage, color pigmentation, and freckles.
While a liquid facelift may not be covered by medical insurance, it certainly is an investment in your own self-image. Our office is happy to discuss the cost of a liquid facelift and answer any questions you have. We will also include a personalized cost estimate as part of your consultation with Dr. Sadati.
359 San Miguel Dr, Suite 200 Newport Beach CA 92660
Clients from around the globe travel to see Dr. Sadati for his surgical expertise. He and his surgical team provide the highest standard of patient care, from the initial consultation, to complete recovery and conclusion of your care. Our friendly staff is available to accommodate you in any way that we can.